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Fashion Week, the Makeup Artist and Sam Fine!

21 Jan

You know how much I love photographers and makeup artists!  Their eye is the most creative asset to set a tone, give an illusion or enhance;  they LOVE what they do.

As we are all gearing up for NY Fashion Week, it’s the hair stylists, makeup artists and photographers that make it all work!

It all comes together, when their collaborated efforts give the sort after wonderful results with the fashion designer.  The fashion designer has a vision and it’s up to the makeup artist to truly make it happen!

One of my all time favorite make-up artist is Sam Fine.  A renown celebrity makeup artist; his work has been featured all over the world!  He is the “one” celebrities call!  He has spent time studying and exploring the many details of a woman’s face, where he can take a flaw and make it disappear!  He can transcend the dynamics of the face to a mystifying; yet so beautiful look.

For woman of color, he definitely identifies the best answer to bringing out the best look, which starts with a setting the right color foundation on the canvas of a woman’s face!  It’s no secret among the many industry professionals, Sam Fine is the source, he has analyzed, practiced, perfected his craft; that not only has made him world known, but respectably known!

The one thing that I love about him, is that he is always so very humble!  He shares, it could either be writing a book to show the basics of applying your makeup or a step by step tutorial DVD.  He makes it simple,  if you just follow his guidance, you will achieve a look that you are most proud of.  He gives you the reassurance, that as you do the makeup steps often, you will get better and better!

An avid user of Twitter his followers can see what he’s up to, ask him questions and when not too busy; he unselfishly replies with an answer when he can (@SamFineBeauty).   How do I know? First, I’m a follower and second, I throw him a question now and then; he graciously replies!  Which I think is pretty awesome! <how else would I know how to seamlessly put on my eyelashes!>

He recently worked with Queen Latifah on a few upcoming Cover Girl® commercials, where he has worked his magic in getting the CoverGirl® herself just right!  She looks beautiful!

If you would like to see Sam Fine in action and you are interested in learning how to apply your makeup, the right way; look below.  His latest DVD, FINE The Basics of Beauty can be found at

Sam Fine’s journey is a wonderful lesson in how hard work, dedication and being open to learn as much as you can; does open the door for those possibilities of doing that one thing that you so love to do.   Sam Fine definitely ROCKS!

So when looking at the runways during Fashion Week,  yes we love the designs, but do remember there is a makeup artist behind the scenes loving what they do and working very, very hard!

Letia 🙂

Videos by Sam Fine via MakeupArtistSamFine, Queen Latifah CoverGirl® shot by Sam Fine via Twitter.

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